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Pinaka: multi-barrel rocket launcher weapon system

Discussion in 'Indian Military Doctrine' started by tariqkhan18, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Demo trial of 'Pinaka' conducted at Chandipur-on-sea
    PTI | 05:12 PM,Dec 07,2011
    Balasore (Odisha), Dec 7 (PTI) A demonstration trial of India's indigenously developed multi-barrel rocket launcher weapon system, 'Pinaka' was today conducted in presence of personnel from the Indian Army and scientists at a defence base, about 15 km from here. "Four rounds of test-firing were conducted during the trial," defence sources said. 'Pinaka', an unguided rocket system and an area weapon system aimed at supplementing the existing artillery guns at a range beyond 30 km, is capable of acting as a force-multiplier, they said. The demonstration of 'Pinaka', which has undergone several tough tests since 1995 and is in an advance stage of development, took place at Chandipur-on-sea at the Proof Experimental Establishment by Army and scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation, the sources said. It was meant to neutralise a large geographical area with a rapid salvo of rockets. With a strike range of 40 km, 'Pinaka' could fire a salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds, they said. One salvo each of 12 rockets from a battery of six launchers could neutralise a target area of 3.9 sq km at a time, they said. Its quick reaction time, accuracy and high rate of fire gave an edge to the armed forces during low-intensity warlike situations, the sources said. The system's capability to incorporate several types of warheads made it deadly for the enemy as it could destroy solid structures and bunkers, they added.

    Demo trial of 'Pinaka' conducted at Chandipur-on-sea, IBN Live News
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    a great system. but how many IA have
     
  3. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    why not use pinake instead of artillary guns
     
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    Multi-barrel rocket launcher Pinaka test-fired
    SOURCE: PTI

    For the second consecutive day, India’s indigenously developed multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) weapon system, ‘Pinaka’ was successfully test fired today from a defence base at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from here.

    “Three rounds of Pinaka rockets were successfully tested today. Four rounds of trial were conducted yesterday,” a defence official said.

    ‘Pinaka’, which has undergone several tough tests since 1995, is already inducted into the armed forces. Today’s test was conducted by the personnel from Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune unit at Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) firing point-2 at Chandipur, they said.

    “The MBRL, capable of acting as a force-multiplier, shall gradually replace the current artillery system in the country,” said a senior official.

    The sophisticated ‘Pinaka’ is an area weapon system aimed at supplementing the existing artillery gun at a range beyond 30 km. Its quick reaction time and high rate of fire gives an edge to the army during low-intensity warlike situation, he said.

    The unguided rocket system is meant to neutralise bigger geographical area with rapid salvo of rockets. With a range of 40 km, ‘Pinaka’ can fire salvo of 12 rockets in 44 seconds, sources said.

    One salvo each (12 rockets) from the battery of six launchers is capable of neutralising at a time a target area of 3.9 sq km.

    The system’s capability to incorporate several types of warheads makes it deadly for the enemy as it can even destroy their solid structures and bunkers, a defence official said.

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  5. flanker143

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    price of the munition....
     
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